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Police: Vehicle hits home after driver’s throat slit

Man charged with armed robbery, assault, kidnapping EASLEY — An Easley man is behind bars facing multiple charges after an incident in which police say he cut a man giving him a More »

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Pickens Middle School teacher hikes to raise money for cancer research

Photo courtesy Louise Hope Pickens Middle School teacher Louise Hope recently completed a 28-mile hike in one day to raise money for children’s cancer research after one of her students was diagnosed More »

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Saying goodbye

Pickens City Council said farewell Monday night to city administrator Katherine Hendricks, who is leaving the city after five and a half years for a position with the city of Mount Pleasant. More »

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Farm day in Six Mile

Farm day, sponsored by Medi Home Hospice of Seneca and Mile Creek Farm of Six Mile, began last year in Six Mile. With the positive feedback from residents and family members from More »

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Big League World Series brings baseball to Easley for 14th year

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter brobinson@thepccourier.com   With first pitch set for this afternoon, the Big League World Series returns to Easley for the 14th year in a row to determine best More »

Police: Vehicle hits home after driver’s throat slit

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Man charged with armed robbery, assault, kidnapping

EASLEY — An Easley man is behind bars facing multiple charges after an incident in which police say he cut a man giving him a ride in an attempted robbery, sending a vehicle crashing into a home.

Steven Lamar Williams, 34, of 102 Park St., was charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree assault and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.

According to an Easley Police Department incident report, two friends stopped at the Hot Spot gas station on West Main Street on Friday night. While his friend entered the gas station, the driver of the vehicle was approached by

Pickens Middle School teacher hikes to raise money for cancer research

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Photo courtesy Louise Hope

Pickens Middle School teacher Louise Hope recently completed a 28-mile hike in one day to raise money for children’s cancer research after one of her students was diagnosed with leukemia.

By Nikki Rutledge
For The Courier

nrutledge@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Many say there are teachers who make an impact on their students that lasts a lifetime.

Louise Hope, a community education teacher at Pickens Middle School, is one of those teachers.

When the news broke that one of Hope’s eighth-grade students and a fellow Pickens Presbyterian Church member, Kent Townsend, had leukemia, she began searching for a way to help.

She found her opportunity serendipitously.

“It was almost divine intervention the way I happened upon the email that led me to Ultimate Hike,” she said. “I had been thinking to myself ‘What can I do?’ when I scrolled all the way to the bottom of my list of mail, and clicked

Family members charged following convict’s capture

EASLEY — After nearly two weeks on the loose, an inmate escaped from the Pickens County Stockade was arrested last week, and two relatives were charged with helping him evade capture.

7-23 Page 1A.inddAccording to a release from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, deputies received an anonymous tip that James Christopher Townsend, 41, was at a home on Bakerville Road in Easley.

Officers arrested Townsend at the home at around 12:45 p.m. July 16.

Townsend had been held since June 2 at the stockade, located at 186 Prison Camp Road in Pickens, before he was discovered missing during a routine count at 7 p.m. on July 3.

Townsend, a convicted felon who has a lengthy criminal record for various types of crimes, was serving time for

Saying goodbye

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Pickens City Council said farewell Monday night to city administrator Katherine Hendricks, who is leaving the city after five and a half years for a position with the city of Mount Pleasant. Mayor David Owens presented Hendricks with a plaque and a flower vase after city council’s work session. Pictured, from left, are council member Patti Welborn, Hendricks, Owens, council member Carlton Holley, council member Donnie McKinney and council member Patrick Lark. The city will host a farewell for Hendricks next Monday from 11 a.m. to noon.

 


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